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Edited by Frank Hentschker
Designed and Design Concept by Yu Chien Liu

For over 10 years the annual Prelude Festival, held at The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center, has been a force in New York theatre and performance – a free, three-day festival that celebrates artistic and academic exchange in the heart of the city. This book represents ten years (2003-2013) of unlimited creativity, discourse and exchange within an academic setting. The artists of Prelude – pioneers in their field – demonstrate that theatre and performance continue to matter – and that New York City is still at the forefront of the form.

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Ten Years PRELUDE by segalcenter


2015/Curated by Antje Oegel and Tom Sellar, with Frank Hentschker

Prelude 14

2014/Curated by Chloë Bass, Jackie Sibblies Drury, Sarah Rose Leonard & Allison Lyman, with Frank Hentschker


2013/Curated by Caleb Hammons in collaboration with Frank Hentschker


2012/Curated by Caleb Hammons & Helen Shaw with Frank Hentschker


Prelude 11

2011/Curated by Claire Bishop, Frank Hentschker, Rob Marcato & Helen Shaw


Prelude 10

2010/Curated by Morgan von Prelle Pecelli & Frank Hentschker


Prelude 09

2009/Curated by Andy Horwitz, Morgan von Prelle Pecelli, Geoffrey Jackson Scott & Frank Hentschker


Prelude 08

2008/Curated by Andy Horwitz, Geoffrey Scott &Frank Hentschker